C.D.Good

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Welcome. I hope you find smiles, inspiration and a sense of connection in these posts about my creations, thoughts and adventures. I'm a Cross-Disciplinary Artist finishing up a Small Business Venture Program at Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario. This blog follows the journey of the last few years and maps out a story of a search for belonging. I am passionate about applying arts principles to business endeavours and business principles to artistic endeavours.

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    Feather painting.

    Feather painting.

    — 1 month ago

    Elephants love to paint. I remember wanting to meet Kamala in the Calgary Zoo. She is now being sent to the Smithsonian. http://www.calgaryherald.com/touch/story.html?id=9619689 some of her paintings sold for $1000.

    I’m wondering, “What is the joy all about?” It’s something I witnessed yesterday by the office workers and delivery man at Williamsburg Financial.

    There was a focus and elation as they picked up a brush with paint on it. In some ways, I’m more content igniting the creativity in others than selling my work as a Creative.

    The front hall of my apartment is full of new work. The pricing is retail. I’m setting the rates to be higher than most as these are originals that will become prints as part of a line of wearables. Met some interesting textile printers recently, even a group that can make a wool tapestry from any design. $3000-5000 4 - 6 months later and Wow … fun!

    The paintings then become patterns for paper jewelry. Recently we have a studio that is going to start producing the paper jewellery and walking smalls. We are stocking the shelves of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC! Then I can go and see Kamala.

    — 1 month ago

    First time taking art into the workplace at Williamsburg Financial Planning office in Kitchener. Great experience.

    It happened as the result of a conversation between the office manager and myself while waiting for my financial advisor to show up. I had pit the time wrong in my calendar. Those of you that know me will know that there is no “wrong” and that it was more of a divine appointment. Janet (the Great) had a blank wall behind her desk. Janet is the office manager and keeps the whole place running. I commented on the wall, and one thing led to the next and we worked out business arrangement to fill it. Soon I was making a trip to Curry’s.

    As I worked right in the office, I invited the staff to add their colors and make their marks. Janet has an expert eye for color and design. We talked intermittently throughout the process. She stayed focused on her work but took a break now and then to add her strokes… even the DHL delivery man had a turn. He said that he never knew painting took so many decisions. “I thought it was just a bunch of scribbles!! But it is not like that at all!!” Then, with a bright smile added, “I actually forgot about work for a few minutes” as he joyfully stood in front of the painting and added a snake under the leaves One of the men had never picked up a brush since third grade. He added such wonderful light to it with just a few heart felt strokes.

    I really enjoyed getting out to where people were and synergizing with others. It is one of our most human rights, language of colour. The piece will be for sale from the office and prints will be made and ready online soon. Thank you Williamburg Financial for daring to bring “Art to Work”.

    — 1 month ago
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    Social Worker turned artist! The people that are drawn to me bring out new dimensions both in them selves and environment.

I sometimes cry tears of joy as people work for I see what is happening. It’s like the Care Bears…
They world has creativity meters:) 
If people deny it, the meter goes down. The collective consciousness suffers. When people surrender to that song and express, it is done so for the collective. It makes this tangible from the world of ideas into form.

    Social Worker turned artist! The people that are drawn to me bring out new dimensions both in them selves and environment.

    I sometimes cry tears of joy as people work for I see what is happening. It’s like the Care Bears… They world has creativity meters:) If people deny it, the meter goes down. The collective consciousness suffers. When people surrender to that song and express, it is done so for the collective. It makes this tangible from the world of ideas into form.

    — 1 month ago
    This morning I popped into my financial advisors office. For some reason I booked in the wrong date. But to me life is never wrong. I had a chat with the manager of the posh character home housing a collective of offices.

As you may know I am
Interested in taking art out to meet the people outside of the traditional galleries and granting processes.

There happened to be a blank wall behind her desk. It was begging for art. I showed her this piece in my phone. Yes!! This was it!!

So, it’s the biggest piece I’ve done but we will weave the team
building I learned in the systemic dynamics last weeks training. Let everyone add their voice! There are close to 10 people in the organization. Looking forward to this!

Great start after convocation at Conestoga College today graduation from the Small Business Venture Program today!

    This morning I popped into my financial advisors office. For some reason I booked in the wrong date. But to me life is never wrong. I had a chat with the manager of the posh character home housing a collective of offices.

    As you may know I am Interested in taking art out to meet the people outside of the traditional galleries and granting processes.

    There happened to be a blank wall behind her desk. It was begging for art. I showed her this piece in my phone. Yes!! This was it!!

    So, it’s the biggest piece I’ve done but we will weave the team building I learned in the systemic dynamics last weeks training. Let everyone add their voice! There are close to 10 people in the organization. Looking forward to this!

    Great start after convocation at Conestoga College today graduation from the Small Business Venture Program today!

    — 1 month ago